Monday, October 25, 2010

Saving old stones

Saving Jerusalem's nice old buildings so that new luxury residences can be built inside their shell is a lot of work.

This worker was cleaning an arch, stone by stone, of the hundred-year-old Saidoff Houses on busy Jaffa Street.
That whirling steel brush could be bad for the eyes.
I'm glad they gave him plastic safety glasses. But enlarge the photo and see where they are!
In the next few days I will have more on this big project that has been going on for years.
That's it for now for That's My World Tuesday. Shalom!


J Bar said...

This is very interesting. Great to see restoration work like this.

Anonymous said...

Looks as if they are stronger than time.

Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Kay said...

Oh wow! That is painstaking work, but it will be even more beautiful when completed. I think it's important to preserve the past.

reanaclaire said...

I love your blog.. Jerusalem is where the Holy Land is.. :)


Anonymous said...

Nice to see that they are taking care of their old buildings...

spacedlaw said...

And he is not wearing a mask either!
Tsk, tsk, tsk...

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Robin said...

They're not going to help him much there!

Looks like it will be gorgeous when it's done, doesn't it?

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indicaspecies said...

Interesting post, and it's so good to know what's happening in other parts of the world. Have a lovely day. Shalom.:)

VP said...

It's like this almost everywhere: when safety measures are given, they are often not used... He's doing a good work anyway.

Reader Wil said...

He is doing a great job. I prefer restoration to demolition, especially of buildings with historical links or value.

RuneE said...

Maybe he had plastic, self-cleaning eyes?

Francisca said...

Comfort over safety seems to be a universal desire. What a grand idea to build residences in old buildings. Not to be compared, but my aunt Claude was into renovating buildings in Marbella, Spain. She bought this old townhouse and when she started to deconstruct the insides, she found another layer of building. Instinctively she carefully removed the outer layer and found inside the structure of old Arab architecture. She kept that and built around it. I loved going there for our family gatherings. Now she is gone, and the place sold and renovated into a luxury boutique hotel with her name!